The Children’s Unit of the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria, the Child Rights Networks of Southern Africa (CRNSA) and Plan International is organising a Workshop for Southern African CSOs on Child Rights monitoring and advocacy.

Dates: 11-13 November 2014
Venue: University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


The purpose of the workshop is to raise awareness among Southern African CSOs on children’s rights monitoring and advocacy. Two participants from SADC countries will take part in this exercise.

The workshop will focus on:

The five Child Rights monitoring components:

  • Baseline information, providing data for a certain year or period, against which all future data can be measured to show improvements or deterioration;
  • A system of indicators, (baseline, monitoring and early warning) which can provide integrated information rather than a list of disparate information;
  • Disaggregated data, that can show which group or groups of children have their rights violated or not achieved;
  • An integrated set of age ranges, through which information about children can be compared among Southern African countries or agencies;
  • Child-centred statistics, providing direct information about children rather than about adults or institutions.

Child Rights advocacy focusing on CSO engagement with treaty bodies with a special attention to the ACERWC.



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